India pacer, Jaydev Unadkat has recently etched a new record for himself after playing in the 3rd ODI against the West Indies.
He has now represented India after a big gap of almost 10 years which amounts to 3,539 days.
Furthermore, his last ODI game for India was against the same opposition on the 21st of November 2013.
Yesterday’s game marked his return to ODI cricket much more exciting and intriguing for fans.
Meanwhile, talking about the 3rd ODI, West Indies didn’t opt for any changes while India made two in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jaydev Unadkat.
Both of them replaced Axar Patel and Umran Malik respectively for this deciding ODI against the Windies.
While this was Gaikwad’s second ODI appearance, he failed yet again with the bat.
Moreover, this was Unadkat’s 8th ODI and his last ODI was against West Indies in Kochi in 2013.
Also, the 3rd ODI between these two sides was the first one at the Brian Lara Stadium.
Previously, the stadium has hosted a solitary men’s T20I and six women’s white-ball games.
Unadkat also makes a comeback to Test cricket after a long gap
Additionally, Unadkat also played for India in Test cricket after a long gap of 12 years as he was selected for the series against Bangladesh in December last year.
Therefore, he has added a new record to his name as the first and only Indian cricketer to miss the highest number of national Test matches.
Unadkat’s Test debut was against South Africa in Centurion on the 16th of December 2010.
Between the years that he didn’t play for India at the international level, Unadkat missed a whopping 118 Tests.
This is only the second-highest number in the arena and history of world cricket. England’s Gareth Batty is the first on this list with 142 missed Test matches.
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